December 30, 2015

2015 in Review

Hello everyone! First I want to say that I am going back to my normal upload schedule for my blog posts so expect a post from me every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Today I am sharing some highlights of this past year. I did a post like this last year (which you can check it out here) and thought it'd be fun to do another one for this year! So much as happened this year and I cannot believe that it is coming to and end. So without further ado, here's my 2015 in review (I should be a poet, I know!).

I actually spent my first day of 2015 in Times Square! I didn't actually stand in Times Square when the ball dropped at midnight, but it was still a fun time!

I had gotten to go on my first cruise with my parents to the Caribbean for spring break! You can check out more photos from my trip here.

My school's annual Holi Moli festival!
I turned 20 this year! I still cannot get over the fact that I'm no longer 17. Like, what? My birthday weekend was filled with lots of sweets, wonderful friends and lots of laughter! What a great way to say goodbye to my teenage years now, am I right? Be sure to check out my outfit I wore to my birthday dinner here

I got a chance to go home to help my best friend get ready for her senior prom! How did time fly by so fast that she graduated and started college this year??

My baby brother graduated this year! *tear tear*
Most of you probably didn't know this, but I spent the majority of my summer living in a hotel due to issues with my apartment. It was like I had my own apartment complex because the room had a kitchen and little seating area! The move out from my apartment was stressful, but staying in the hotel really wasn't bad at all!
My cruise to Alaska! It was such a fun (and stressful) trip and I was happy to go on it with some family members that I haven't seen in a while! I managed to unintentionally traveled to a different country, and 5 different states during the trip! You can read all about my trip here and watch the highlight video here.

This past year I really go on top of my blogging game. As you can see from last year, I definitely improved on posting more often! I'm excited to continue to grow my blog and share my life / outfits with you all!

I also had my first job interview this year! My first interview was with Kate Spade, which I ended up not taking the job due to multiple reasons. Soon after I did have a second job interview and ended getting my first job outside from working for my parents!

I was able to go to a Eagles vs Colts pre season game with my dad (and get to see Tim Tebow play!)! My family is originally from Philadelphia so it was fun to finally go to an Eagles game! #FlyEaglesFly

I also ran up the Philadelphia Museum of Art just like Rocky did!

I went to my first college party this year! I also found out that I don't like parties or large crowds.. #grandmastatus
I also got to go to a wedding for the first time since 4th grade! My cousin had gotten married this past October and it was great to see some of my family members!

The Panthers being undefeated for most of the year! Even with a 14-1 record I am still proud of them! I also finally actually learned the game of football this year (which is kind of sad considering I cheerlead for football for 4 years...).
Kenan Thompson made an appearance at my school and it was such a cool experience hearing him talk and watching his comedy show! p.s. sorry for the poor picture quality!

I got to feel a little fancy for a night and eat at Fahrenheit while getting to see a beautiful view of Charlotte!
Lastly, I ended the year in Cancun, Mexico! Check out more photos from my trip here.

This had been such an eventful, stressful, sad, fantastic, jam packed year! I traveled so much this past year and am so grateful for the opportunity to! I'm pretty sure I have lived out of a suitcase for 75% of the year! There were so just as many ups as there were downs and I have learned so much this past year. I also want to thank all of you for reading my posts and hope you had a fantastic year! I cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store for me! I hope you all have a great day!

December 29, 2015

Instagram Round up

Hello everyone, I hope all of your are doing well! Today I am sharing my last Instagram round up for the year. I cannot believe that there is only 2 more days of 2015! This is crazy! This has been such a jam packed year and I cannot wait to see what the next year holds. So without further ado, here's my round up for the past few weeks!
Studying is a little better when you have a cute fruit tart to snack on!
Shirt: Old Navy // Jeans: Forever 21 // Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelet: J.Crew Factory // Shoes: Old Navy (similar) // Purse: Kate Spade
I procrastinate hard, let me tell ya.
Stripe Shirt: Nordstrom // Vest: Old Navy // Scarf: Amazon // Jeans: Forever 21 // Booties: Forever 21
Travel Mug: Kate Spade
Shirt: Old Navy // Jeans: Forever 21 // Purse: Kate Spade
Check out the full outfit post here.
Shirt: J.Crew Factory // Pants: Target // Shoes: Target 
Shirt: Forever 21 (similar) // Sweater: Target // Jeans: Forever 21 // Purse: Kate Spade
Check out the full outfit post here.
Poncho: Forever 21 (similar) // Black long-sleeve: Forever 21 // Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelet: J.Crew Factory
Check out the full outfit post here.
Cover up: Mexico Flee Market
Read about my Cancun trip here.
Cover up: Forever 21

I love making Christmas cookies! Here's some peanut putter cookies I had made this year for some of my friends!
Top: Charming Charlie's (similar) // Watch: Michael Kors // Purse: Kate Spade // Necklace: Red Dress Boutique
Check out the full outfit here.
PJs: Old Navy // Mug: Dollar Tree
Snuggled up in my favorite Christmas PJs and drinking coffee out of my favorite Santa mug!
Shirt: J.Crew Factory // Purse: Kate Spade
Check out the full outfit post here.
Cover up: Forever 21 (old)
I hope you all have a wonderful day and if you are not already be sure to follow me on Instagram @pastelnpinkblog! Happy Tuesday!

December 28, 2015

Travel Diaries: Cancun, Mexico


Hello everyone! I hope all of you enjoyed your Christmas holiday and were able to spend time with your loved ones. My Christmas holiday was spent making Christmas cookies, spending time with my family and stuffing my face with food. Pretty good way to spend Christmas if you ask me!

Now, some of you may know that I had recently made a trip to Cancun, Mexico last week. The trip was part of my Christmas present from my parents and I could not be more grateful for them! Today I am sharing some photos and highlights from my trip, enjoy!
The Christmas tree in the front lobby! It was hard getting into the Christmas spirit in 85 degree weather, but the Christmas tree did help. Also side note, I have always loved white Christmas trees so I was happy to see that the one in our lobby was white!
My dad and I woke up early every morning and walked the beach while my brother and mom were still asleep. This was such an awesome way to start our day and I'm glad I got to have some bonding time with my dad!

It was about 85 degrees the whole time we were there! It was great! Here's a shot of one of the pools that overlooked the beach. It was so relaxing laying on the pool chairs looking at the beautiful view!
 Drinking fruity drinks all day long!

I managed to snag this gorgeous cover up at the flee market at Cancun! I loved the colors and even my mom said that this cover up looked like me!

Me with my wonderful mother!

There was so much food at the resort we stayed at so my itinerary mainly consisted of eating, laying on the beach, eating, and sleeping. Perfect itinerary, right? I justified eating this donut by drinking a glass of green juice with it. Balance, right? 


My brother and I out venturing Cancun's flee markets!

Here's the view from our balcony! I tried so hard to get a photo of a seagull flying over the ocean, but this is the best one I managed to get after my many failed attempts.

I hope you all enjoyed seeing some highlights of my trip. We were only there for a few days, but it was still a very relaxing few days! Have you been to Cancun? Let me know i the comments down below! Have a great day!

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